Ever since I can remember I have been resourceful in ways I’ve been able to generate income for myself, and I truly believe that I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I was 7 I was begging to cut the grass to earn some extra cash. I remember even asking my sister if she’d pay me to clean her room. I did whatever I could to save money and use it wisely on things that mattered to me (it’s all relative, I mean what matters to a 7 year old when it comes to money!?) None the less, I made it a priority to always find ways that I could feel and express my independence and one of those ways was having a job.
So in high school I started working as a life guard during the summers but the rest of the year I needed something else to supplement my income and the little free time I had in between playing volleyball and having an active schedule. I remember deciding I was going to apply for a hostess job at my family’s favorite restaurant near our house. We were regulars at this little family owned Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant. The food was amazing and having grown up in Europe the variety and quality was a welcomed change from the options across the colonnade (Outback).